SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) — Figure skater Kim Yu-na has donated US$100,000 to help typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines, officials here said Thursday.
The Korean Committee for UNICEF, a U.N. organization providing aid to children in developing countries, said in a press release that Kim made the donation on Wednesday. Kim has been an international goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 2010.
"Through the Korean Committee for UNICEF, Kim has made donations to help underprivileged and sick children at the end of each year, and this year, she informed us that she wanted to help children affected by the strong typhoon in the Philippines," the statement said. "Her donation will be used to supply drinking water and also to provide education for these children."